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In a world of rapid change, First Thought Talks goes behind the curtain to look at the challenges we face and the big issues of the day.

In over 100 Talks to date, the programme has featured everyone from authors to war correspondents, supermodels to CEOs, constitutional lawyers to psychotherapists and playwrights to presidents.

First Thought Talks includes discussions with both Irish and international thought leaders from a range of arts and non-arts disciplines, and aims to significantly progress the position of culture and creativity in society and make it a central pillar of Irish life.